SSL Root Certification Authority Distrusted

medium Nessus Plugin ID 124410
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A root Certification Authority certificate was found at the top of the certificate chain that is on a list of distrusted Certification Authorities.


The remote service uses an SSL certificate chain that contains a root Certification Authority certificate at the top of the chain that is issued from a distrusted Certification Authority.


New intermediate certificates and subject certificates must be created with a trusted root Certification Authority.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 124410

File Name: ssl_distrusted_root_ca.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 4/17/2019

Updated: 7/1/2019

Dependencies: ssl_certificate_chain.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Chain/Distrusted